King’s Lynn Town looking to get campaign back on track against Hayes & Yeading

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The Linnets have unexpected home advantage this afternoon after Hayes & Yeading agreed to switch the Southern Premier Division fixture to The Walks.

That is due to the Middlesex club's ground, the SkyEx Community Stadium, being used by Beaconsfield for an FA Cup fourth qualifying round tie. The two clubs share the ground so the Southern League allowed United and Lynn to switch their league fixtures, which will mean an away trip for Gary Setchell's team on Saturday, February 18 instead.

The U's arrive in Norfolk after picking up their first win in five matches, following on from the departure of manager Mickey Lewis last weekend.

It was 'mutually agreed' that the former Derby County and Oxford United defender would step down after a 2-1 loss at Redditch on Saturday, although Lewis will continue to work with the club's academy.

Director of football Tristan Lewis has taken over as caretaker and started off with a 1-0 home win over St Ives Town on Tuesday night, thanks to a penalty from Olu Durojaiye in the 73rd minute.


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The Linnets were beaten 3-0 at high-flying Leamington on the same night and go into this afternoon's encounter looking to bring an end to a five-match winless run in all competitions.

United were relegated from National League South last season, having remained in the top two tiers of the non-league pyramid since their formation in 2007, initially taking the place of Hayes in Conference South.

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